MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT

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					         MEMORANDUM
OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT
                     BETWEEN
   THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS,
GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHYSICISTS OF ALBERTA (APEGGA)
                          AND
   THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA (CEA)

                 EDMONTON, ALBERTA
                 Updated September 2006
                (Original signed April 1992)
                          MEMORANDUM
                 OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT



CONTENTS


  A.   PURPOSE OF THE MOU (1991)                                                       1


  B.   ASSOCIATIONS BACKGROUND                                                         1
             APEGGA                                                                    1
             CEA                                                                       2
             OTHER ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS                                       3

  C.   1992 AGREEMENT                                                                  4

  D. ASSOCIATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES .................................................... 5

  E.   ASSOCIATIONS OPERATING GUIDELINES ........................................ 6




                                EDMONTON, ALBERTA
                                  SEPTEMBER 2006
                                 MEMORANDUM
                        OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT


PURPOSE OF THE MOU
The purpose of this memorandum is to:
        1. clarify and expand an earlier Joint CEA/APEGGA statement issued in 1983 to all members
           of both associations;
        2. project an image of engineering which accurately reflects the contribution of the profession
           to society;
        3. encourage the building of the image of the engineer and engineering profession to
           accurately reflect the professional contribution to society;
        4. better serve CEA, APEGGA and the public with a more co-ordinated and effective voice for
           all engineers.



ASSOCIATIONS’ BACKGROUND

APEGGA
        Mission Statement
        We serve the public interest by regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience in
        Alberta, by providing leadership for our professions, and by upholding our members in their
        professional practices.

        Vision Statement
        We will be a valued agent of excellence in professional practice and an internationally respected
        leader of the engineering and geoscience professions.

The Association is responsible for the administration of the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical
Professions Act which regulates the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in Alberta, in the
interests of public safety and welfare.

The principle activities are:
        • registration and licensing of individuals and organizations qualified to practice;
        • discipline of members found to be guilty of unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct;
        • enforcement of the provisions of the Act to ensure that only qualified, licensed members
          practice the professions in the Province of Alberta;
        • communicate with public and government on matters relating to the profession;
        • ongoing professional development of membership;
        • encouragement and support for provincial education system.


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CEA
       Mission Statement
       Serves its members by providing leadership to foster a positive business environment and serves
       society by expanding the boundaries of and promoting the engineering industry as a catalyst
       for economic growth, wealth generation and the application of technology.

       Vision Statement
       An effective, influential business organization representing a strong consulting engineering
       industry providing value and quality to society.

In 1978 CEA was registered as a society under The Societies Act of Alberta. A number of guiding
parameters were established to:
       • promote the utilization of Alberta engineers and consulting engineering firms;
       • promote better client relations;
       • promote and foster cordial relations between firms in the consulting engineering industry;
       • be a member and support the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC);
       • develop regional participation In consulting engineering issues impacting society;
       • co-ordinate engineering and professional Issues with APECGA, ACEC, and FIDC.

CEA’s interests and responsibilities are to promote the business aspects of the consulting engineering
industry in a manner consistent with the professional standards required by legislation as administered
by APEGGA.

The professional engineering employees and principals of CEA members firms are required to be
members of APEGGA and meet the professional requirements of engineering in every respect. CEA
member firms also are required to hold Permits to Practice as authorized by APEGGA.




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RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
CEA and APEGGA each have national and international affiliations important to the profession and
the consulting engineering industry.

CEA
CEA is a member organization along with nine other provinces and two territories of the Association
of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC). Each member firm of CEA is automatically also a member
firm of ACEC.

ACEC is in turn a member of International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), the
international association of member organizations.

The provincial territorial, national and international associations provide an integrated voice on
consulting engineering matters throughout the world.

APEGGA
APEGGA is one of the twelve provincial and territorial constituents of the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers (CCPE), the national and international representative for the engineering
profession. CCPE maintains a system of engineering program accreditation in Canada through its
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

The national body also maintains professional manpower inventories through its Canadian
Engineering Human Resources Board (CEHRB), working in close cooperation with the federal
government.

APEGGA maintains liaison with its provincial and territorial counterparts and numerous technical
societies which include the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists,
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

TECHNICAL SOCIETIES
CEA and APEGGA work closely with related learned technical societies in the interest of enhancing
engineering and professionalism.




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                       OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT


1992 AGREEMENT
The Consulting Engineers of Alberta on the one part and the Association of Professional Engineers,
Geologists and Geophysicists on the other part recognize that:

Alberta engineers must, in the best interests of Alberta, Western Canada. and the nation, develop the
most effective means to:
       • discharge their professional responsibilities to the public in a manner that consistently meets
         the high standards expected from a profession granted the privilege of self-governance;
       • advocate the progressive development of the engineering profession;
       • participate in the engineering societal and economic development of the region and nation;
       • improve standards of excellence to surpass world competition;
       • develop and apply technologies for the benefit of society.

These goals and responsibilities can best be attained through working in co-operation with one
another, eliminating duplication of effort and yet respecting the clear and separate responsibilities
each association has set out.


              WHEREAS the responsibilities of APEGGA include registration and
              discipline of all practitioners in accordance with the EGGP Act as well as
              providing leadership and professional development for its membership;

              The activities of CEA generally include all business interests of the
              consulting engineering industry, except those interests which come
              under the application of the EGGP Act;

              THEREFORE, it is agreed that the areas of responsibility are as follows:




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                      OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT


ASSOCIATIONS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
                                                                  Leadership       Supportive
Subject or Field
                                                                 Responsibility   Responsibility

Self Regulation:
1. Administration of EGGP Act including, registration,             APEGGA
   licensing, discipline, enforcement and permits to practice.

2. Accreditation and/or recognition of Canadian and foreign
   candidates.                                                     APEGGA
       • Professional competence                                     CEA
       • Business competence

3. Enforcement of the EGGP Act and professional discipline.        APEGGA

Business Interests:
1. Representation of the business interests of the consulting        CEA
   engineering industry.

2. Proposal of recommended consulting engineering fees               CEA
   guidelines.                                                     APEGGA

3. Advocate the qualifications-based selection (QBS) process
                                                                 CEA/APEGGA
   for selecting engineering service firms.

4. Promote and safeguard the image of the consulting
                                                                     CEA            APEGGA
   engineering industry.

5. Promote professional and business responsibility within the
                                                                     CEA            APEGGA
   consulting engineering industry.

Leadership:
1. Public recognition and profile of engineering as a respected     APEGGA             CEA
   and honoured profession.

2. Provincial and federal legislation affecting the:
                                                                   APEGGA
       • Profession                                                                 APEGGA
                                                                     CEA
       • Consulting Engineering Industry

3. Spokesman of Engineering issues on the:
                                                                   APEGGA           APEGGA
      • Profession
                                                                     CEA              CEA
      • Consulting Engineering Industry

4. University enrolment, program content, quality of
                                                                   APEGGA             CEA
   graduates.


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ASSOCIATIONS’ OPERATING GUIDELINES
       • Communicate and coordinate clear common messages to the Association, members,
         clients, governments and the public. Use exchange publication services as often as practical.
       • Co-operate and develop a unified, integrated approach on issues of mutual interest to the
         profession of engineering.
       • Resolve Association differences at board and council levels. Search for common position.
       • Provide reciprocal volunteers on Association committees as requested and required.
       • Establish Executive liaison meetings on a required twice per year basis or more often if
         required.

Other defined areas of responsibilities may be added from time to time as mutually agreed upon.

The original Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement was signed on April 21, 1992 by the
following individuals:

      CEA:                                       APEGGA:
      Darrel J. Danyluk, P.Eng.                  Noel A. Cleland, P.Eng.
      President                                  President

      Allan C. Oliver, P.Eng.                    Robert Ross, P.Eng.
      Executive Director                         Executive Director & Registrar




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                                     EDMONTON, ALBERTA
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                         OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT


This updated Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement is signed this          day of             2006
with full commitment of the respective board and council to widely promote and foster the elements cited
amongst the respective members and member firms in our associations.

We further pledge to be diligent in monitoring our boards, and councils, executives, and administrations
to assure that to the maximum extent of this agreement is followed by the


                                    CONSULTING ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA
                                                  and
                           THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS,
                            GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHYSICISTS OF ALBERTA.



Signed:




          President, CEA                               President, APEGGA
          Paul Breeze, P.Eng.                          David Chalcroft, P.Eng.




          Executive Director, CEA                      Executive Director & Registrar, APEGGA
          Wendy Cooper                                 H. Neil Windsor, P.Eng.




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                                        EDMONTON, ALBERTA
                                          SEPTEMBER 2006
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT
                       BETWEEN
       THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS,
    GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHYSICISTS OF ALBERTA (APEGGA)
                          AND

       THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS OF ALBERTA (CEA)

                    EDMONTON, ALBERTA
                        APRIL 2006